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Tallapoosa County, Alabama
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Map of Alabama highlighting Tallapoosa County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 18, 1832
Seat Dadeville
Largest City Alexander City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

766 sq mi (1,984 km²)
717 sq mi (1,857 km²)
50 sq mi (129 km²), 6.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

40,844
58/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.tallaco.com/
 
  • County Number 62 on Alabama Licence Plates

Tallapoosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,616. Its county seat is Dadeville. The name Tallapoosa is of Creek origin; many Creek villages were located along the banks of the lower river before Indian Removal in the 19th century. Tallapoosa County was established by European Americans on December 18, 1832.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 766 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 717 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 50 square miles (130 km2) (6.5%) is water. The county is intersected by the Tallapoosa River.

Major highways

  • US 280.svg U.S. Highway 280
  • Alabama 22.svg State Route 22
  • Alabama 49.svg State Route 49
  • Alabama 50.svg State Route 50
  • Alabama 63.svg State Route 63
  • Alabama 120.svg State Route 120
  • Alabama 128.svg State Route 128
  • Alabama 259.svg State Route 259

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,444
1850 15,584 141.8%
1860 23,827 52.9%
1870 16,963 −28.8%
1880 23,401 38.0%
1890 25,460 8.8%
1900 29,675 16.6%
1910 31,034 4.6%
1920 29,744 −4.2%
1930 31,188 4.9%
1940 35,270 13.1%
1950 35,074 −0.6%
1960 35,007 −0.2%
1970 33,840 −3.3%
1980 38,766 14.6%
1990 38,826 0.2%
2000 41,475 6.8%
2010 41,616 0.3%
Est. 2015 40,844 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 41,475 people, 16,656 households, and 11,809 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km2). There were 20,510 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 73.48% White, 25.36% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Nearly 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,656 households, out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 14.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. Nearly 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44, and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,745, and the median income for a family was $38,148. Males had a median income of $28,557 versus $19,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,909. About 13.50% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.30% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 41,616 people, 16,985 households, and 11,762 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km2). There were 22,111 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.9% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 1.7% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Nearly 2.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,985 households, out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. Nearly 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42, and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,904, and the median income for a family was $47,918. Males had a median income of $34,625 versus $28,616 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,542. About 13.4% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Unincorporated communities

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